April 13, 2005

Home Tour

After the convenience of living close to work, church, stores and all that, one of the things I like best about my neighborhood is how neighborly it is. I know almost everyone on my block and several people up and down all the surrounding streets. We wave. We chat. We stop by and visit.

All this friendliness is facilitated by our voluntary neighborhood association. It is through being part of our association that we have met our neighbors and joined in neighborhood progressive dinners, clean-ups, play groups and all sorts of other activities. Now it is almost time for one of the two biggest activities our neighborhood association does -- a neighborhood tour.

Thanks to a grant from the Mayor's office last year, we were able to pull off a tour and raise enough funds to continue having tours and to do more neighborhood projects along the way. So here comes the second annual tour.

I think it's a cool way to get a peek into some of the houses I haven't seen the insides of, but it is also nifty to work together as a neighborhood and be able to say "We're growing, rejuvenating and bringing life back to a old area that had fallen way, way down. Come see!"

You won't find my house on the tour, but I'll be working at someone else's home in the morning. If anyone happens to be in Nashville on April 23, buy a ticket -- they are only $5 -- come tour my neighborhood and say hello. You won't be disappointed


OH, I wish I could go to Nashville! I love neighborhood tours. We had one here in October (when we first moved and before I knew anyone), and I loved seeing inside the houses. I can't wait till the next one! Our house has been on the tour before but back when the POs were alive. They had lots of antiques, and it seemed the furniture was half the focus on the tour. Don't think ours will be joining the tour any time soon.

Posted by: Kristin at April 14, 2005 03:42 PM

Yes, Kristen, it would be right up your alley. Especially since my neighborhood is mostly folk Victorians and so that's mostly what will be on the tour. There will also be one old Victorian house from the 1870s that was restored after once being condemned. That's the one I really want to see.

Posted by: Jordana at April 14, 2005 04:59 PM

Seriously, I may come! I'm a sucker for house tours.

We looked and looked for a home in your neighborhood last year, but couldn't find anything in our price range (within our ability to renovate). I really miss living in the center of town now that I'm out in the 'burbs.


Posted by: Meredith at April 15, 2005 12:43 AM